The highlights of the 2018 German Press Ball. Some 2,300 politicians, journalists, business representatives and celebrities gathered in Berlin's Adlon Kempinksi hotel near the Brandenburg Gate. DW reports from the event.
Media stars rubbed shoulders with politicians and journalists at the yearly gala event. Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder made a return with his latest wife but CDU leadership candidates were conspicuously absent.
Germany is marking the 80th anniversary of attacks on Jews that foreshadowed the Holocaust. November 9 has been a fateful date for Germany in other regards as well.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with two German football players with Turkish roots who have been at the center of a political row for posing for pictures with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The prospect of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan being received with military honors in Berlin has some German politicians up in arms. Others view the possible visit as an opportunity to hold Erdogan to account.
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